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Thank you - and see you in 2016

Posted by Hannah Talbot on September 04, 2015 | 2 comments

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Thank you to every single one of our 1,200 guests who helped to make Le Diner en Blanc London 2015 at Lewis Cubitt Square in Kings Cross such a roaring success - there was music, dancing, and even a marriage proposal (she said yes!) A special thanks to our fabulous entertainment; the Dixie Ticklers  got our guests in the swing of things with their New Orleans Jazz, and The Bluejayswho got everyone up on their feet dancing with a dose of old-fa...

Not long now...

Posted by Hannah Talbot on September 01, 2015 | 0 comment

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We're getting excited about Le Diner en Blanc London 2015, and can't wait to see you all there! This year we are expecting over 1,000 people to attend our fabulous picnic.  If you are in need of fashion, style or food inspiration check out Le Diner en Blanc Pinterest  It takes a little coordination being chic so don't forget to to read the Guest Information Letters 1 and 2 for all the finer details.   

Save the Date: Thursday 3 September

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London, are you ready? Le Dîner en Blanc is retuning on Thursday 3 Septembe...

The wait is over!

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We are incredibly excited to announce that Le Dîner en Blanc, the world&rsq...

Le Dîner en Blanc returns to London with a new team of hosts!

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What are the membership and transaction fee for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers from around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, graciously offered by Diner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve the values conveyed by the concept, to sustain the corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop these technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will be multiplied in the coming years. Diner en Blanc International is working in updating its platforms - release planned for 2016 - in order for all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event to become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Is it an illegal activity?

Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris is held on the most prestigious sites of the city, without authorization. The first editions were not easy to put in place. Today, the French authorities know the organization and know that it’s always well controlled. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality adds to the city’s image of a modern and stylish city, open to the world. To ensure the safety of our International DEB guests, we require that the local hosts have the proper authorization, permits and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

There are close to 60 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2015! Most take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc, is the original event in Paris. Instigated over 27 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, it attracts today almost 15,000 people yearly. The second largest event is based in Montreal, Canada with 5,500 guests.

I have seen that many of your events worldwide are associated with certain brands, is there a possibility for sponsorship opportunities?

Dîner en Blanc International prides itself on being associated with some of the most exciting and elegant brands worldwide, however this event is first and foremost a dinner amongst friends and is not intended to be an event overly saturated with brand and marketing opportunities.

Is the Dîner en Blanc really free?

Le Dîner en Blanc is first and foremost a gathering of friends. It is a non-commercial, organisation. The fee required of guests goes to cover the costs inherent to the organisation, e.g., bus rental, electricity, sound system, lighting, security, photographic and video services, and other small surprises peculiar to each event…

What must guests bring?

A table, two (white) chairs, a picnic basket comprised of quality menu items and china dinner service. They must wear white and be dressed elegantly. Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is quite different from other evenings. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific manner. - Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, whatever happens and regardless of weather conditions; - Colour: white only; - Bring a picnic basket, white table cloth, table (between 28”x28” and 32”x32”) and foldable chairs (white); - Arrive and depart by bus or organised public transit; - Bring one’s refuse when departing and leave the place as clean as it was upon arrival.

How can we participate?

One must know a member of the organisation to receive an invitation. In other words, it’s a friendly co-optation system.
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